Disease Information for Lye/Sodium hydroxide ingestion

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Low Blood Pressure
Burning blebs/sudden appearance/skin
Burning/stinging skin sensations/diffuse
Local necrotic tissue/burn/ulceration
Abdominal Pain
Abdominal Pain Crampy
Dysphagia Progressive
Dysphagia Swallowing Difficulties
Nausea
Odynophagia/Pain on swallowing/Phagadynia
Painful vomiting
Vomiting
Oral Mucosal Erosive Lesions
Oral Mucosal Punctate Lesions
Oral/pharyngeal burns/lesions
Oral/pharyngeal slough/blisters/mucositis
Palate edema/Soft palate
Palate Erythema/Soft Palate
Burning/Raw throat feeling
Pharyngeal edema/throat swelling
Stridor (Inspiratory noise)
Stridor infant Child
Acutely ill patient/signs
Blurred Cloudy Vision
Difficulty Focusing Eyes
Dimming vision/acute
Diplopia Double vision
Disease Progression
Course/Acute
Course/Acute only
Course/Catastrophic presentation/onset
Diagnostic Test Results
X-RAY With contrast
UGI/Esophagus indurated/immobile wall
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Associated Disease & Complications
Alkali Ingestion/Poisoning
Chemical/caustic oral burn
Corrosive esophagitis/gastritis
Gastritis, erosive/corrosive
Hypotension
Perforated/ruptured esophagus
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Process
PROCESS/Poison/specific (category)
Toxin
TOXIN/Caustic Alkalie/Base (ex)
TOXIN/Local irritant/Contact/Caustic/Blister
TOXIN/Poison/Corrosives/caustic (category)
TOXIN/Skin reaction/chemical irritant
Treatment
Drug Therapy - Contraindication
RX/Ipecac/Emetic
Other Treatments
TX/Gastric lavage.
TX/Do NOT induce vomiting
Definition
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NEJM (The New England Journal of Medicine)
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